Our heroes had a fitful night’s rest inside their extradimensional shelter with each of them experiencing strange and frightening dreams. Reliff found himself in a thick jungle and witnessed creatures transforming into dragon-like beasts. Solus received a message of warning from his god that great evil lay ahead. Keaton saw visions of another plane attempting to intrude upon the prime material world. Trog found himself drowning in an endless ocean of blood. Finally, Keaton experienced an endless library where he was able to locate some information that he believed to be related to to the Vault and its history.
The party continued downward in spite of their ominous dreams and soon came upon a cave with an inexplicable amount of jungle-like foliage. Growing on the trees where a number of pods containing creatures in the midst of some sort of transformation. The group opted to spend time destroying these abominations before they could complete the process.
Moving onward, the heroes found and eliminated the kobold high priestess in her temple with walls and furnishings constructed from seemingly living body parts. Even though the room itself fought them, the heroes prevailed. Continuing onward they found two imprisoned derro who had gone quite mad, flinging anything within their reach at the party. Nothing useful was found, but a few good garments were soiled on this day.
After eliminating another kobold-dragon hybrid, the party entered a room containing a humming magical field that transported them seemingly at random around the room. The kobold guardians in this place experienced no such randomness and struck the party with great ferocity, but to no avail. After several failed attempts to cross the room, the party eventually managed to gather themselves at the far side and continue forward into a large chamber completely filled with a pool of blood.
An anti-gravity effect caused the blood to come at the party in the form of a large wave, making it extremely difficult to keep their feet and traverse the room as they fought the kobold chieftain and his elite guards. Reliff was knocked unconscious and nearly drowned, only to be rescued at the last minute by his companions. Upon defeating the chieftain, the wave of blood subsided.
Continuing out of the chamber of blood, a feel of foreboding fell upon the group and it was clear that they were approaching the source of evil that they had been seeking out. They entered the final chamber where half of the party saw an ordinary room and the other half saw an extraplanar hellscape containing the manifestation of Tsathzar Rho. “Team Hellscape” immediately began battling the creature which took the form of a humanoid dragon or bird with long gangly arms ending in hooked claws. “Team Real World” observed their allies fighting an unseen enemy and eventually deduced that they needed to embrace the madness in order to help, which they did.
After a long hard fight, the avatar was defeated and everyone returned to the real word. A bright flash of light filled the area and Solus felt the presence of the gods of good filling the complex and purging any lingering sense of evil. After catching their breath, our heroes made their way back out the way they came. Upon reaching the exit, they found Logbrag the Ogre sound asleep and decided to leave him be. The party returned to town to a hero’s welcome.